Enhancing your existing robotic skills by learning how to design and build multifunctional robots using Robots Operating System libraries and toolsAbout This BookSuccessfully design and simulate your 3D robot model and use powerful algorithms and tools to program and set up your robotsWork through concrete examples that will help you build your own robotic systems of varying complexity levelsDiscover the best practices and troubleshooting solutions everyone needs when working on ROSWho This Book Is ForThis course targets robotic enthusiasts, developers, and researchers who would like to build robot applications using ROS. If you are looking to explore the advanced ROS features in your projects, then this learning path is for you. Basic knowledge of ROS, GNU/Linux, and programming concepts is assumed.What You Will LearnUnderstand the concepts of ROS, the command-line tools, visualization GUIs, and how to debug ROSConnect robot sensors and actuators to ROSObtain and analyze data from cameras and 3D sensorsDig deep into the ROS Pluginlib, ROS nodelets, and Gazebo pluginsInterface I/O boards such as Arduino, robot sensors, and high-end actuators with ROSGet to grips with teleoperating robots using hand gesturesBuild ROS-based applications using Matlab and AndroidBuild interactive applications using TurtleBotIn DetailThis learning path is designed to help you program and build your robots using open source ROS libraries and tools. We start with the installation and basic concepts, then continue with the more complex modules available in ROS, such as sensor and actuator integration (drivers), navigation and mapping (so you can create an autonomous mobile robot), manipulation, computer vision, perception in 3D with PCL, and more.We then discuss advanced concepts in robotics and how to program using ROS.You'll get a deep overview of the ROS framework, which will give you a clear idea of how ROS really works. During the course of the book, you will learn how to build models of complex robots, and simulate and interface the robot using the ROS MoveIt motion planning library and ROS navigation stacks.We'll go through great projects such as building a self-driving car, an autonomous mobile robot, and image recognition using deep learning and ROS. You can find beginner, intermediate, and expert ROS robotics applications inside! It includes content from the following Packt products:Effective Robotics Programming with ROS - Third EditionMastering ROS for Robotics ProgrammingROS Robotics ProjectsStyle and approachThis course is packed with fun-filled, end-to-end projects on mobile, armed, and flying robots, and describes the ROS implementation and execution of these models.